I am 17 and planning on donating eggs to my auntie when I turn 18. This is obviously a huge deal and involves many risks and benefits. I am completely fine with the idea of being around the child and am sure that it’s what I want to do. I am just worried that being such a young donor may decrease my ability to have children in the future by ‘twisting a Fallopian tube’ or having a ‘hyper’ reaction to the hormones. What are these risks and how big are they? Also would you recommend I wait a couple years as I have read that 21-30 is the best age?
Yes, I would wait until you’re clear into your 20s. CLEAR into your 20s. I’m serious. It makes me so nervous when people ask me about donating to family members. And I know you didn’t ask about that, but you asked about age, and with age comes wisdom, which is why age is such a huge factor. I would wait until you are at least 25 to donate your eggs. A lot of life happens in your 20s, and no part of you knows what will come until it does. Give yourself a second. I have no reservations in telling you fertility will not be a problem as it relates to being an egg donor. But be an adult for a minute, make sure egg donation is what you want to do. Good luck.